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A Month of Celebration Claims All

A Community Dance in the Plaza (Walter Coraza Morveli)

No one gets away this month. Cuzco is trapped in its massive jubilee celebration, all month. It seems that Cuzco is the place that has more festivities throughout the year than any other city.

This is the month of Cuzco. It is a month filled with intense joy and noise, party, and full fun. No one escapes. This festive rain falls on all.

During this month all of our institutions, organizations, dance troupes, and the whole public carry out an homage, a salute, to our state and city by presenting allegorical parades and intense activities in its honor. We live in a great city with a rich and living culture.

Cusco Rising (Walter Coraza Morveli)
Cusco Rising (Walter Coraza Morveli)

Every day in our main square, our Plaza de Armas, we live an intense fiesta. The streets fill with vivid colors and you hear the echo of party music running down our narrow streets. It attracts you like a magnet. The allegorical parades and traditional dances run around the plaza we call Haucaypata, the great main square. They excite the public who give in to the great presentation.

Intensity of Celebration (Walter Coraza Morveli)
Intensity of Celebration (Walter Coraza Morveli)

Celebrations, feasts, cargos, dances, bands, and gastronomy are seen all over our historic downtown. Where ever you go the people are very friendly and await you with open arms. The festivities are for all, locals and visitors. We all have a single idea of sharing the joy.

Enjoying the Feast with a Beer (Walter Coraza Morveli)
Enjoying the Feast with a Beer (Walter Coraza Morveli)

June is the height of feasting in our Imperial Capital. People arrive just to live to the fullest these feasts. Some might come for a specific festivity, such as the performance of Inti Raymi that seems the biggest draw. It is the Feast of the Sun. Besides that we have a whole range of festivities throughout the month. Upcoming this week we can enjoy the major parade of allegorical floats made by students from the School of Fine Arts and, on the other hand we have the night of lights and sounds like every other year. It will be a night of great fun with light shows and musical performances. The plaza will fill with partiers.

You just need to surrender to the passion and live these days to the fullest in honor of Cusco. Let us enjoy this experience that only such a beautiful and amazing place can offer us. Happy Anniversary Cuzco.

To the Side of the Fiesta (Walter Coraza Morveli)
To the Side of the Fiesta (Walter Coraza Morveli)
Typical Woman's Hat (Walter Coraza Morveli)
Typical Woman’s Hat (Walter Coraza Morveli)

 

 

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